Lunch Is On

Like the Kong from Donkey!

I’m not burying the lead today: OK Cafe, 11:30am meet up, food, friends, fun. So far I have a headcount of five: Barb, Steve, Debbie, John (aka HamWithCam), and yours truly. Anyone else planning to attend please let us know in a comment so that we can save you a seat.

On Pins And Needles
I’m not going to lie to you, yesterday’s weather had me on pins and needles all day long. Hell, it lasted late into the night as I left during Ben Sollee’s encore so that I could avoid getting caught in the late night barrage of rain that rolled through Atlanta around 10:30pm.

The concert last night was fantastic. I’ve seen/heard Sollee perform four times now, each time in a different configuration. Last night it was solo Sollee as he took the the stage with only his cello and mandolin. Opening for Sollee was a fourteen year old, I’ll pause here to let that sit in your brain for a second, young lady from London Kentucky named Madison Parker. With skills and lyrics well beyond her years Parker belted out original songs, and joined Sollee on stage for two of his final tunes.

I’d consider returning for Sollee’s second show tonight, but I have too many other things that need to happen today. Oh, one other thing I heard last night… Hank, who invited me to join him at the Lucky’s in Brookhaven, informed me that he was told that the Lucky’s in Emory has reopened with a limited menu due to the size of the kitchen; as long as they are serving beer I’m happy.

Busy Day In My A
Though I have skipped the trip to LA Fitness that I put into my schedule yesterday, my day is shaping up to be a busy one. In addition to the aforementioned lunch meeting I will be heading to Brookhaven/Chamblee to go to Costco, Lowe’s, and perhaps the final load of laundry that I will do in my favorite Chamblee lavanderia.

With the new gig in midtown and with a renewed interest in riding Marta, it seems incredibly impractical to make the journey to Chamblee just to do my laundry. The lavanderia was conveniently positioned between work and home when I labored near Perimeter Mall and during my hiatus I had all the time in the world so I could make the journey and eat lunch or dinner near there, but now, especially with the I-85 collapse, it no longer makes sense. Sayonara lavanderia.

Let’s get this started!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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26 Responses to Lunch Is On

  1. Barb says:

    see y’all at lunch…………

    Exciting times for us last night – no, not the storm, thought it was rocking more than a few times. We just went to Kroger to buy the pork butts during a lull in the storms, and just pulled into the garage when the bottom fell out again.
    Never had any hail – we need a new roof someday, we were actually hoping for some hail.

    Project for today & tomorrow – find out who sells Delicato wine, because Paulie needs to try it again 15 years later. Right????

    • Stacy says:

      Decatur Wine & Spirits appears to Barb. 🙂 Was this your wedding wine?

      • Paulie [eatl/ga] says:


        Delicato was Barb’s wedding wine and gave me a huge hangover. Okay, the quantity I drank had something to do with that too.

  2. Stacy says:

    My lavanderia of choice is still Midtown Wash (Argonne & 5th) which may be a good alternative for you now. The main reason I like it is because it takes cards! Whaa? So much nicer than feeding in quarters. The Laundry Lounge at Ansley Mall still has one too which is also nice if you feel like grabbing dinner or a drink or two while waiting, or even hit the gym.

    I get why you call it a lavanderia, but I somehow also keep expecting you to call it waschsalon one of these days. And, yes, I looked that up. And, yes, I’m sure I’m pronouncing it wrong but I really am giggling at the fact that it’s literally a “wash salon”. For a crazy messed up “am I simply speaking or in need of the Heimlich?”-sounding language, that’s a thing of beauty right there.

    I’ve considered coming to join y’all today (OK Cafe is not a bad drive from downtown for real) but my schedule is not going to allow. Enjoy! And take food pictures. 🙂

  3. Steve says:

    I think your laundry choice should change to Ansley Mall and you should set up panniers on your mountain bike and take the Beltline! Or a trailer!! 🙂

    We don’t have a rain gauge, but if we did, I’m sure it would be full. Debbie was at her mom’s when I got home last night and a quick look at the radar said the next line would be in around 7. I think the ponies were happy to spend most of the day and last night under cover. We were already in bed when the last line went by- mucho rain and a good bit of wind. Hope to have beautiful for the races this weekend.

    Paulie to the rescue!! Debbie’s doctor appointment is already completed and she has headed south, not wanting to kill 2 hours waiting for lunch. Paulie has graciously consented to be my driver for lunch, so I believe that makes the headcount 4.


  4. HamWithCam says:

    We had pea-sized hail last night around 10:30pm, as the last wave rolled through. Much lightning/thunder. We got a total of 4.5″ of rain yesterday.

    See you guys at OK Cafe, 11:30am.

  5. Debbie Brady! says:

    Hate to miss lunch, but I’m already back in the greater Luthersville metropolis with plenty to do before the horses get pedicures this afternoon.

    Great news from the checkup. I’m 20/20 in the affected eye. This was also the case in the left eye a week out from surgery, but my vision in that eye worsened a bit by 30 days post up. In any case, it’s a huge improvement over practically blind pre-surgery.

    Cleared to resume all activity just in time for a beautiful weekend!

    Happy Anniversary to the Groves! Our 11th is tomorrow. Time certainly flies by.

    Enjoy lunch and I expect a tootsie roll or 2 to make it home Steve.

  6. Steve says:

    Nice to finally meet you HwC! And this afternoon, I’m on a quest to find your photographic art here in the office!!!

    And honey, I didn’t have too much breakfast so I could enjoy lunch. I think a run might be in order before dinner.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Steve, this is a gentile reminder that you were going to see if you could get Stupid in touch with me.

    Thanks again.

  8. Steve says:

    Ah, indeed I was. Let me get on that.

    HwC, I found your art on the 2nd floor. 4 photos including a nice “typical” shot of the lake at Piedmont, but at night.

  9. Steve says:

    Message sent and replied to.

  10. HamWithCam says:

    “73” is “Ham Radio” talk (from morse code, AKA “CW”) for “Regards or:
    “Regards (and) from KE4ENI..”

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